4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning site .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in August, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar visit planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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